Finish It Up Friday ~ Mario and the Piranha Plant

Drum roll please…….

Ta daaaaaaa!!!

I’m so glad I finished these in time! I kept the quilting very simple. I think the grid enhances the pixel theme.

I used a sheet set for the backings.

I found cross stitch patterns on Pinterest that I used to make these. The squares all finish at 2 inches.

The sheet set came with pillowcases, perfect for gift bags!

I can’t wait to give these to E1 and E2!

Have a great day!

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Deals and Steals!

I decided to make a post just for the sales today. There are deals to be had!

First of all, check out Fat Quarter Shop ‘s deals!

While you are there, don’t forget to check out the Flash Sales!

Of course, AccuQuilt has some great deals! An extra 25% off my order? Yes, please! Don’t forget to use the code FRIDAY25

Quilt Keeper has a sale AND a promo code!

Connecting Threads always has great Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales also, but I don’t have a clue what they are yet. You can be sure I’ll be checking in this morning!

Happy shopping and thanks for supporting my blog by clicking my affiliate links.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be thankful for in every single day. I hope you find many things to add to your thankful list today.

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Another Mini

I shouldn’t have, but I did.

I started another one of these little minis.

I really need to finish my Christmas sewing!

Maybe I’ll just sew the blocks into rows….

Have a great day!

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Jack and Friends

This quilt has a name! It is for E3 so it had to have Jack on it. This scene is not even close to realistic., but I couldn’t have black cacti on a quilt for Little Man.

After piecing the background and cutting out the cacti, I glued them down.

This is what I used. And in case you were wondering, yes, I am winging this thing! I just knew I didn’t want this much fusible in the quilt, making it stiff.

Then I loaded it up on the long arm. The plan is to appliqué and quilt at the same time. I sure hope this works!

I made the moon bigger and I used mono-poly thread to go around the edges. This is all I have done so far.

I have another trick up my sleeve yet. Let’s hope the joke’s not on me.

Have a great day!

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Hope you can join us!

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Arizona Quilt

I have one more Christmas quilt to make and it is for my cactus obsessed boy, E3.

I had a half yard bundle of ombré fabrics I bought when Craftsy sold fabrics. They were my starting point for the background.

I probably should have eliminated more of the lighter parts, but I needed every inch to make it big enough. I thought I’d do silhouettes of cacti.

But I didn’t think E would like black cacti, so I decided to use this green instead. Obviously, this is not an accurate rendition.

It needed mountains in the background.

Nothing is sewn yet and I have no idea how to put this together. Wish me luck!

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I’m knitting again! Just a simple scarf, but an important one.

I went shopping at Hobby Lobby with Daughter #1 and E3 the other day. We walked through the yarn aisle and E3 grabbed a skein and said, “Mommy! We can make a scarf! “

Mommy said, “I don’t know how to make a scarf.”

E3 responds, “Nana does! She would LOVE to make me a scarf.”

Well, of course, I would!

He was a bit disappointed that I only had an inch or so done when he left that day, but I’m sending him progress reports.

This is the yarn he chose.

I better get knitting!

Have a great day!

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This and That

This little guy spent the night last week and we had fun playing in the leaves.

This was a fun news story from my high school.

It’s a strange time of year to buy sandals, unless you are going to Arizona soon.

It has been cold here, so these two have been keeping each other warm.

In the spirit of learning new things, hubby and I took a lesson at the range. Target practice is fun!

Before I go, ‘it’s the season of sales! Connecting Threads has a sale n kits.

And AccuQuilt has some great deals as well.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Mini 4 Patch

Since I got so much done on the boys’ quilts last week, I let myself take some time out to make another mini. This is another Kit from Temecula Quilt Company.

I love tiny 4 patches!

While adding these triangles, I decided these would make very cute house blocks! I’ll have to remember this.

Yes, even tiny quilts get their turn on the long arm.

Ta daaa!

The grid quilting is uneven, but I’m totally good with it. It gives such great texture.

Have a great day!

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Throwback Thursday

Here is a post from almost four years ago. I still love this one! Enjoy a look back with me.

Originally Posted on July 26, 2019 by katyquilts

This quilt was started 25 years ago. I got templates from Sharlene Jorgenson. Anyone remember her? After piecing nine blocks, I gave up. The intersections are awful but I had too much invested in it to throw it away!

So now it is quilted.

I have pulled it out and put it away countless times over the years.

Finally, I appliqued it to the gray background and quilted it. The backing wasn’t a great choice, but it was handy.

I can’t believe it’s finally done!

Even more amazing, I like it!

Have a great day!

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